Wednesday April 1st, 2015
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Can Nigeria’s election inspire wave of African democracy?

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Nigeria’s first-ever peaceful transition after elections this week has inspired hopes that it could spark a trend among other African countries where democracy has failed to take hold.

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Buhari: Not an easy way to victory

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Buhari

Victory did not come easy for Nigeria’s President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari. Being the strongest rival to incumbent President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the presidential election was keenly contested.

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Buhari’s victory: The men who made it possible

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Sai-Baba

The significance of Muhammadu Buhari’s victory is underlined by the fact that this will be the first in the history of Nigeria’s electoral process when an incumbent president is defeated. It was no small feat that was achieved by some of the country’s most prominent political figures.

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Sights and sounds at Campaign Headquarters

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A makeshift figure of former military ruler and presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari stands in an intersection in Kaduna on March 29, 2015. Kaduna, which had been hit hard by interreligious violence during the 2011 election, is awaiting results of the 2015 poll. AFP PHOTO

There was an eerie feeling at the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the Goodluck Jonathan campaign headquarters yesterday. The party that was for the first time under pressure of defeat in federal elections and party men were at a loss.

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Orubebe’s last fight

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Elder Orubebe at the INEC collation centre

It was a show of confusion yesterday at the Abuja International Conference Centre (ICC) when a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe accused the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega of working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win the 2015 presidential election.

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Aisha: Brain and beauty in the villa

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Aisha Buhari

Few would have believed that the taciturn, austere General Buhari had a soft, smiling and sweet woman at home.

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The man Osinbajo

  /   in Elections 2015, Politics 10:34 pm   /   Comments

Osinbajo

Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), 58, the Vice-President-elect, until his election was a senior pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

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Like Buhari, Unlike Obasanjo

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Gen. Muhammadu Buhar

THIRTY years after he was ousted in a military coup, Nigerians have decided that Maj-Gen Muhammadu Buhari, the man who over threw the democratically elected government of Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Usman Shagari, would be their President. It was an emphatic decision. Is there something about the Nigerian political circle and retired generals?

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Benue: My plans —Tarzoor, PDP gov candidate

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Tarzoor

Terhemen Tarzoor is the governorship candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Benue State. In this interview, he bared his mind on various issues including the general elections

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Benue is crying for change — Ortom

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*Ortom

In this interview with Ben Agande in Abuja, former Minister of State, Trade and Investment and the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress in Benue state, Dr Samuel Ortom speaks on the forthcoming elections and his chances; why he left the Peoples Democratic Party where he served variously as state Secretary, National Auditor and the Minister of the federal republic.

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Dramatic changes in the Senate

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The Senate

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP was on the verge of losing out in the control of the National Assembly for the first time after a National Assembly election yesterday.

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My pact with Niger people -Nasko, PDP guber candidate

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Umar-Nasko

The gubernatorial election has never been so explosive and interesting as it is in Niger State. It is a departure from the past when an aspirant would be imposed on the electorate by the elders without resistance. Though there is a campaign by the opposition on the age of the PDP flag bearer who they say is too young to govern the state, Umaru Nasko, who turned 40 on March 13, said in a country where life expectancy is put at less than 50 years, a 40- year old should not be seen as too young to serve as a state governor.

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Presidential/NASS polls: Lessons for gov, state assembly elections

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Certainly the much anticipated March 28 presidential and National Assembly elections may have come and gone but the echoes from that exercise is one that will surely linger for a very long time to come.

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Kwara 2015: Why Gov. Ahmed will not be re-elected – Ajibola, PDP guber candidate

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Simeon Ajibola

Senator Simeon Sule Ajibola, three-term member of the Senate, is a foundation member of the PDP in Kwara State. He is the party’s governorship candidate in the state for the April 11 election. He speaks, in this interview, on his chances and other contentious issues in Kwara politics.

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The battle in Imo

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Imo State, the only foothold of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the Southeast was keenly contested last Saturday. The campaign in the state was led by Governor Rochas Okorocha for the APC and Chief Emeka Ihedioha, the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Besides their different interests in having their parties win the presidential and National Assembly elections, both men are also squaring up in the forthcoming governorship election.

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Smart Card Readers: INEC’s excuse

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Obasanjo

THE shocker for the president was evident on nationwide television. For more than 20 minutes the president could not get his Permanent Voter’s Card, PVC matched by his fingerprints as the miracle device, Card Reader failed to work. Another device was brought, still no show.

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Unanswered questions in Rivers

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The Saturday Presidential and National Assembly election has left River State with too many unanswered questions. The questions that have remained unresolved now are, were there really fake result sheets at the polls as alleged by the APC? Or is it just mere propaganda? Will elections be conducted in the units where it could not be concluded?

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We expect Jonathan, Buhari to split S/West votes — Gani Adams

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Adams

Otunba Gani Adams is the National Coordinator of the Oodua People’s Congress, OPC. In this interview, he absolves the OPC of any form of attack during one of its rally in Lagos.

He also reacts to the allegation by the All Progressives Congress, APC, that it collected N9 billion from the presidency to destabilize the South-west. Except

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PVC, CLONED CARD, CARD READER: The Jega diagnosis!

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INEC Boss, Prof Jega

Penultimate Monday, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, was at a Town Hall meeting in Abuja where he took time to address many questions concerning the conduct of the general elections. Jega, who was there with two of his director; Engr. Chidi Nwafor of the ICT Department and Engr. Emmanuel Akem of the Voter Registry Department, spoke on the concerns over the use of the card reader for the accreditation of voters.

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Ogun 2015: I’m in the race to win – Odunsi, SDP guber candidate

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•Odunsi: We in the SDP are very confident

Senator Kamar Akin Odunsi is the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in Ogun State. In this interview, he declares that he is in the race to win the Aprill 11 election.

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We have a duty to protect the 134,000 corps members overseeing polls — Olawumi, NYSC DG

  /   in Election Facts, Politics 10:32 pm   /   Comments

Johnson-Olawumi

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has the mandate to promote national unity and development by mobilizing and deploying fresh graduates to various parts of the country for the compulsory one year national service. However, there is a new dawn of things happening in the NYSC with the innovation that is catching the eye. At the centre of this rebirth is Brigadier-General Johnson Bamidele Olawumi, the Director-General (DG) of the scheme.

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Jonathan: Uncommon journey to greatness

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President Goodluck Jonathan speaks during his visit to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in Lagos, on March 12, 2015.  President Jonathan visited the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on March 12, and launched a new online mobile platform, X-Gen, designed to increase local investment. The platform is targetted at increasing the number of local investors in the country and to enable about 30 millions domestic investors have access to the market. AFP PHOTO

President Goodluck Jonathan comes across as one of the favourites in tomorrow’s election. Having learnt the ropes as a deputy governor, Vice-President, acting-President and President, he appears well groomed for the position he is seeking.

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Buhari: A consistent alternative

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Gen. Muhammadu Buhar

Within the span of about 18 years from 1985 to the turn of the century Muhammadu Buhari transformed from a military dictator to a democracy enthusiast. He has traced his conversion to the implosion of the former Soviet Union.

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There’ll be no post-election violence— Dr Fasehun

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Fasehun

Yoruba leadership is never purchased, it is never for sale. And the Yoruba people know their leaders.

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How I’ll revamp Nigeria — Okoye

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Presidential Candidate of the United Democratic Party (UDP), Godson Okoye

Presidential Candidate of the United Democratic Party (UDP), Barr. Godson Okoye, in this interview spoke on his mission and plans for Nigeria. He said among others that he will reposition the country declaring a state or emergency in five key sectors of security, health, agriculture, power and education, if elected.

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PDP, APC: Last minutes offensives on the Plateau

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THREE days to the Presidential and National Assembly elections, political parties especially, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and All Progressives Congress, APC, in Plateau state are putting finishing touches to their campaign strategies to ensure their candidates emerge winners in the contest

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Election: We Are Headed For Victory, By Adamu Muazu

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Jonathan and Muazu

On Saturday, Nigerians will once again troop out in their numbers to exercise their constitutionally guaranteed rights to elect their President and members of the national parliament. (Senate and House of Representatives).
 

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Buhari is the change Nigerians are yearning for — Eloka

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Gen Buhari at Chatham House

Bernadine Ifeoma Eloka, a seasoned accountant is the CEO of Clarion Shipping West Africa, a business woman and grass root women mobiliser who is mobilizing the business community for change. She spoke on her passion for change.

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My vision of Nigeria in four years by Goodluck Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan

“When I was growing up in Otuoke, a small town in Bayelsa, as the son of a boat builder, life was hard. Of nine children to my parents, only two of us survived. But I had the chance to go to school. Many did not. I worked at my studies. God smiled on me. I am here today as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and I tell you now: there is not a moment that I forget where I come from, or how tough life can be for so many of us

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Presidential Polls: We’re passionate about Buhari — Bamidele

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Bamidele

Rep. Opeyemi Bamidele, former national president of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, senior special assistant to the governor of Lagos State and presently chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Budget and Research in this interview reviews the developments in the polity giving reasons why he is passionately in support of the presidential aspiration of General Muhammadu Buhari

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Jonathan will win — Wogu

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*Chief Emeka Wogu, Minister of Labour and Productivity

Immediate minister of Labour and Productivity, Nwadiala Emeka Wogu in this interview gives reasons why President Goodluck Jonathan is in pole position to win this Saturday’s election.

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My differences with Obi — Obiano

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Obiano

Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, celebrated one year of his swearing-in last Tuesday at a colourful ceremony at Ekwueme Square, Awka. In this chat with select journalists, he outlined his achievements in the last 365 days, his differences with his predecessor, Mr. Peter Obi and his quest to make the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) a national party.

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